Comcast is forgiving old debts in a bid to sweeten up to regulators

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Remember that Comcast initiative called Internet Essentials that aimed to provide discounted Internet access and affordable computers to low-income families? You know, the one that the FCC required Comcast to launch as part of their acquisition of NBCUniversal back in 2011?

[newwindow="https://www.techspot.com/news/57628-comcast-is-forgiving-old-debts-in-a-bid-to-sweeten-up-to-regulators.html"]Read more[/newwindow]
 

Darkshadoe

TS Guru
If the merger happens, there will hardly be any competition, data caps on places that never had one before, and prices will likely skyrocket.
 

Cycloid Torus

Stone age computing - click on the rock below..
Gladly support merger if 4 other independent ISPs in every market are given full access to network at 108% of actual hard cash costs (you know, like a utility with transmission lines). The LACK of competition is the main issue. The dog in the manger says, "Bow Wow." and the sheep starve.
 

Scshadow

TS Evangelist
The more they kiss ***, the more we should be worried about how much they value this merger and how much they think they'll be able to get away with afterwards.
 

Holotus

TS Enthusiast
It's now up to Google to create competition. Unless people find a method that uses a Mesh network so that the internet can be decentralized.